1 Sing joyfullya to the Lord, you righteous;
2 Praise the Lord with the harp;d
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.e
3 Sing to him a new song;f
play skillfully, and shout for joy.g
he is faithfulj in all he does.
5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;k
the earth is full of his unfailing love.l
their starry hosto by the breath of his mouth.
he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;r
he commanded,u and it stood firm.
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firmy forever,
the purposesz of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,a
13 From heaven the Lord looks downd
and sees all mankind;e
14 from his dwelling placef he watches
all who live on earth—
15 he who formsg the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.h
16 No king is saved by the size of his army;i
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horsej is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyesk of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,l
19 to deliver them from deathm
and keep them alive in famine.n
20 We waito in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,p
for we trust in his holy name.q
22 May your unfailing lover be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
Or sea as into a heap